Broccoli has a lot of good nutrients, including fiber, vitamin C, folate, potassium, magnesium, calcium, potassium iodide, zinc, and zinc sulfate.
But, like other leafy greens, it also contains antioxidants and phytonutrients.
Some people are naturally sensitive to phytonuts and may be sensitive to other phytonUTs in broccoli.
But the phytonurtins in broccoli have been shown to be particularly beneficial for cancer prevention, according to a new study.
The study, published in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition, analyzed the nutritional profiles of the cabbage and the other leafed vegetables in the U.S. and found that the fiber, iron, and vitamin C in the broccoli were similar to those in spinach, kale, and kale green vegetables.
Some other studies have found that eating broccoli also provides antioxidants, such as carotenoids, that may help reduce the risk of developing cancer, according the study.
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“Broccoli has been shown in many studies to have antioxidant properties,” said lead researcher Anupama Chakraborty, a doctoral student at the University of Colorado, Boulder.
“And broccoli is a good source of vitamin C and other phytochemicals.”
She said the broccoli and other leaf green vegetables were also better sources of antioxidants than some of the other vegetables.
The new study looked at the nutrient profile of more than 1,200 leafy vegetables from more than 10 countries.
They included more than 300 cruciferous and legumes, including kale, collards, mustard greens, broccoli, and spinach.
The researchers also compared the nutritional values of different types of vegetables, such for leafy green vegetables like broccoli and kale, legumes like peas, beans, and lentils, and whole grains like barley, oats, and buckwheat.
“In the past, we’ve used the [grams per day] values [of] the amount of nutrients that the vegetables have,” Chakraberty said.
“But we’ve never looked at a more complete picture of the nutritional value of the vegetables and the amount and composition of nutrients they contain.
This study gives us a way to get a much broader picture of which vegetables are rich in particular nutrients.”
The results showed that in general, the more you eat, the better your body is at absorbing those nutrients.
“People think that if they eat the whole plant, they get the best nutrition from it, but that’s not true,” Chakriberty explained.
“They need to eat a balanced diet that is rich in certain nutrients.
And if you’re not eating enough of those nutrients, your body will not absorb the nutrients.
So, in general it’s better to eat broccoli, kale or other leaf greens than other types of greens.”
The study also showed that a lot more people than expected are taking supplements of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, including the phytochemical vitamin E. But those supplements were only in a few countries, including India, South Korea, and Italy, according this study.
Chakrabarty said that in other parts of the world, like the U., some people are taking vitamins like vitamin A and B12 supplements, which are good sources of vitamin B12, which can help protect against the disease-causing effects of vitamin A. “The data from this study suggests that people are more likely to be taking vitamins and minerals that are not as effective as what we’d recommend,” Chakibarty added.
“So, it’s probably a good thing that the supplements that are actually good are available in the US.
But it could be a problem if people are not getting adequate vitamin A.”
Chakrabety said she hopes that the findings of the study will encourage people to eat more vegetables and eat more fruits and vegetables in their diets.
“We know that there are many benefits of eating vegetables,” Chakrabarty told Newsweek.
“There are some benefits that you can do with broccoli and cabbage, and that’s because broccoli is such a good food for the brain.
But I hope people realize that vegetables are also a great source of fiber, nutrients, and phytotochemicals, and I think that’s a big reason why we eat them.”
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